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new track: "One Million Years'

Postby menright » Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:53 am

Some Jurassic head-pounding. Sorry I post so much; I'm 63 and feel like I have a limited amount of time to make things.

As always, love to hear from the M-nation, particularly techie stuff. I've learned a lot from you folks!

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Re: new track: "One Million Years'

Postby Phil O » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:18 am

So, there's this movie about the bank heist to end all bank heists. The planing is meticulous and it's the scene where the heist is taking place and it's like clockwork (the climax of the movie). This is the sound track.

At least that's what popped into my head when I heard this.

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Re: new track: "One Million Years'

Postby stubbsonic » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:59 am

The loops sound good, and the mix is nice. There are some long lines that come in toward the end that added a nice dimension.

I think the bridge section was an important contrast. I somehow wish it had more "compositional" muscle-- I'm not sure what that means, maybe tending to the melodies and counter-melodies more. I somehow think the string lines in the bridge are super important, but they didn't get enough refining work (edits, melodic tweaking, etc.)

Ultimately, Phil's description is spot on-- if this is a musical score for some onscreen action where you don't need something "up front" (like a lead vocal or melodic line)-- then this works well. As a sit-and-listen, I don't have that kind of attention span. Some do and really like this style.

I can tell it's gotten good attention to the mix. Nice work.
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Re: new track: "One Million Years'

Postby menright » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:02 am

Thanks, Phil and Jon. Phil's bank-heist description cracks me up!

And Jon, you're right about the strings in the bridge. I feel like they just noodle around and don't come to a head. I'll put some more work in there.

thanks again,
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Re: new track: "One Million Years'

Postby Phil O » Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:08 am

Good work, Mike.

BTW, I hate when I make typos - planning not planing.
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Re: new track: "One Million Years'

Postby menright » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:28 am

UPDATE! There is now a video to accompany "One Million Years" and it can be seen at https://vimeo.com/219933448. Hope you enjoy it!

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Re: new track: "One Million Years'

Postby stubbsonic » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:20 am

At first, I was like, "WTF!?" Then I was like, "Aaah. ... Wait, what?" Then I was like, "yea but?"

Seriously, that was a funky ride.
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